Active Desktop

This is a discussion on Active Desktop within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I was wondering if anyone knew how you go about programming for the active desktop. You know how some people ...

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    Handy Andy andyhunter's Avatar
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    Active Desktop

    I was wondering if anyone knew how you go about programming for the active desktop. You know how some people have created counters and what not that run as your wallpaper?

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    I found all this by searching MSDN (didn't even have to consult the oracle: Google)

    Read up on all your options before you start coding:
    MSDN Magazine: May 2001 (2nd question)
    IActiveDesktop Interface

    You will notice in that Q+A that the author claims that there is no cooresponding API to SHGetSettings().......well, that was probably true in May of 2001
    If your running Windows 2000 or higher, you can try using SHGetSetSettings() if you don't want to whip out your COM stick.

    gg

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    Thankyou for the information, I found it very informative. Evidently I was looking in the wrong area on MSDN. I was knee deep in the shell stuff and didn't even get over to the active desktop. Thanx again.

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